Here's your chance to name a bridge
Portland Tribune, Thursday, 10 October 2013 01:00 | Written by Jim Redden |
The Mystery Train to Milwaukie needs a name for its bridge across the Willamette.
"For the first time, Portland-area residents will have the opportunity to name a bridge over the Willamette River. TriMet will solicit names for the transit bridge being built between South Waterfront and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry starting Oct. 17. The name will be chosen and announced by spring.
And to all you cynics out there, don’t even think of suggesting Boondoggle Bridge or Portland Creep Crossing. The name will be chosen by a nine-member panel of upstanding citizens who take their job seriously and won’t put up with any shenanigans."
Drat! That "Portland Creep Crossing" sounded good. Maybe just find the people who had their hands in creating, or maybe just fleecing us for this project and name the bridge after them. The Tribune calls them "the seemingly unstoppable forces that have succeeded in pushing light rail and streetcars into many - but not all - corners of the metro area." Unstoppable? Not really. Just successful in insinuating themselves into places they aren't wanted. Give these folks their due - give the bridge (and us) their names.